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Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm CST
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow his election day ritual and play basketball of some of his buddies. he will also get a haircut from his longtime barber. after that he goes down to mccormick place where he will be delivering a victory speech or a concession speech. he is obviously hoping for the former parentr. vice president joe biden a
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm CST
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spent some time at the cook county board of elections and has a look. illinois is not a swing state. illinois voters are fired up nonetheless. 20 percent of voters have already voted early. people >> came ou
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm CST
watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story comes just a day after b-p agreed to pay billions in fines for the 2010 deep horizon explosion on the gulf. this morning's blast happened about 25 miles off the coast of grand isle, louisiana. the coast guard says four people have been airlifted to hospitals .... and at least two others are missing. the rig is owned by black elk energy ... and a new orleans t- v station reports about 28 people were on board at the time of the explosion. the coast guard says unlike the deepwater horizon blast in 2010 ... the black elk rig wasn't actively producing oil. so far there are no reports of oil leaking into the water. the fire has been put out. former c-i-a director david petraeus faces lawmakers on capitol hill for the first time today since his stunning resignation. he testified about the deadly attack on a u-s consulate in benghazi, libya in september. he was the director of the spy agency at the time. u-s ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a told
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm CST
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo has our top story. live from area south police headquarters. police are not talking about their investigation. there clearly a number of witnesses. but she >> has been my life for so long. when you think about going home from work she is not going to be there anymore. >> this teenager died at around 10:30 p.m.. if not long after she shot in the head while riding in the car with some friends. >> she is a sophomore at morgan park high school. she died your hair blond after eighth grade graduation. >> unclear if the gunman was targeting someone. she leaned into the people in the car with her when she was shot. chicago police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed one man and injured another last night in the west rogers park neighborhood. wgn's tonya francisco reports. the vice-president of the rogers park chambers of commerce. he was the husband and a father of three young boys. his wife tells me that she is so lost without him she does not know what he she is going to was crossing the street
Nov 6, 2012 9:00pm CST
. >> wgn american viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early into that looks very close with the president is in a strong state what you think the keys were so far in getting these votes? >> i think they are incredible campaign operations in the volunteers. i t
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm CST
our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typically leads the presidential motorcade also standing at the ready. the it is very exciting on here. there's a crowd growing in anticipation to see president obama. >> supporter stopped by his home the morning after his reelection victory. hoping to get a glimpse of the commander in chief. the rand daily w
Nov 10, 2012 9:30pm CST
everybody in this country ought to take some time to think about those who served. >> sean lewis, wgn news. >> and there are more questions than answers tonight about the resignation of general david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. citing an extramarital affair for reason for quitting, petraeus handed in his resignation to president obama on thursday. petraeus' affair reportedly with his biographer came to light after possible hacking of the general's personal email account. that investigation reportedly started after broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman. former c.i.a. director general michael hayden says the resignation is sad but the c.i.a. is in good hands. >> it's a tragedy it's a tragedy for the nation, it's a tragedy for the agency, and clearly a tragedy for the petraeus' family. now, they'll move on and wish them all the best but this is very sad. the agency is healthy. >> and hayden was in charge of the c.i.a. from 2006 to 2009. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm CST
around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is in the beverly neighborhood with our top story. >> the fall one firefighter has been identified as walter patmon. >> firefighters that i spoke to today have used one phrase over and over again to describe him. that was easy going. they said he was a great guy who is a father figure who will be missed. >> a call to duty as fellow firefighters hang a purple bunting and engine company 121 in honor of the fall and firefighter. falle filen fighter. >>he has been bubble since grammar school. >> the retired captain said he talked him into joining the fire department in 1994. >> he told him that there are no layoffs and you will always have a good job. you serve the public >> he was a super dude. he had a nice demeanor. in the morning you see him and he would have something nice to say. >> if you knew he was working you knew you are going to have a good day. >> he was known for his cooking. >> it was the best. he brought barbeque to a science. >>he had his own dry rub. >> he died sunday night after returnin
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm CST
. congressman jesse jackson junior may also be in talks with federal prosecutors for a plea deal. wgn's tonya francisco reports from city hall with details. he may have also bought a $40,000 gift for a female friend with campaign money. that is on top of the house ethics investigation on whether he offered to raise money for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elect der
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm CST
who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. but first, our top story. apparently wrapping up their operations here. they have refused to say much about their ongoing search. day five of this effort comes five years after the mysterious disappearance of stacy peterson. state police tell us that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue again at any point. so far today there's no indication that they have found anything significant >>a prayer vigil will be held tonight for a mother missing for nearly three weeks. the ceremony for linda barr
Nov 4, 2012 9:00pm CST
up on wgn news... updated information on the funeral of captain herbert johnson.. the chicago firefighter who died friday night. a horrendous accident at a pittsburg zoo leaves a little child dead. and the newest addition to chicago's o'hare airport....the dreamliner has arrived. hello jim... i will have details and the forecast just ahead... break [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. fatal hit and run crash. a 240 yr old was struck as he was crossing the street around 930 saturday night. he suffered traumatic injuries to the head and face. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. police are looking for a dark colored mercury >> funeral services will be he
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm CST
nation at the time, there is little to commemorate his impact on history. wgn's larry potash tells us how some people are trying to change that. >> l. moore ellswort got his start in and he got his start here in illinois... he was not an intimidating force. he was a leader of men through character . law clerk for abe lincoln. >> they were pretty much acrobats on the battlefield. there were gymnasts. barry deadly on the battlefiel >> he issued a challenge for other units... when no one responded he took his men across the country to perform 22 shows. people were stunned. >> historians have said he was the most famous man in america at that time. >> april 18th 61 tensions rose between north and south... an eight ellsworth was the first officer to lead the march into virginia... he marched to the top and tore down the flag and draped it over his shoulder. >> elmer was shot... first martar of the union caused >> little has been written about ellsworth... only two books. >> he started a foundation >> he says is the perfect place for an ellsworth statue... >> he is a hometown hero, a friend
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm CDT
of the illinois house now he is trying to get his job back tuesday derrick smith talked with wgn about new charges against him. >> ohio, ohio. the latest unemployment numbers released just days before the election. what do you think of the numbers? let's talk about them. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdna origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. the most common side effect is low blood sugar which may cause symptoms such as sweating, shakiness, confusion and headache. severe low blood sugar can be serious and life
Nov 12, 2012 9:00pm CST
. it is our top story seen or round the country tonight seen on wgn america. he was an 18 year veteran of the chicago fire department. the work continued tonight at engine company 121 where flags flew at half staff to remember walter jr. died of heart attack sunday night at the little company of mary hospital after responding to a fire earlier in the night. he is an excellent father, the best father that my children could have. his widow today told us that her husband who most knew by his childhood nickname of bobble realize that his lifelong dream of being a chicago firefighter when he was 43 years old. he liked helping people and so he really wanted to be with the firefighters that's where he thought he could help people. some told us that he always had a smile on his face and a good word for others and he served as a mentor for many and shared his love of cooking, especially dry rub. he was renowned for his barbecue and there are a lot of guys that can really cook well he can really put it together. he was willing to help you in any way that he could. he was actually teaching me how
Nov 5, 2012 9:00pm CST
place is too confined out at: we will check on the polls at wgn news that 5:00 tomorrow. the entire team begins at 7:00 and as always you can follow all of this throughout the evening with/decision 2012. zeroing in on immigrants leaders put in party politics aside in an effort to get more immigrants to go to the polls and a high- profile search near joliet that has attracted the attention of stacy peterson. peterson's family. we're taking downy to the streets. which shirt feels more expensive? that one's softer. it's the same t-shirt. really? this one was washed in downy. why spend a lot of money when you can just use downy? downy's putting our money where our soft is. try downy softness. love it or your money back. [ female announcer ] over every holiday season your mouth has been sipping, snacking, yellowing. nutcracking, gift stacking yellowing. mistletoe'ing, ho ho ho'ing yellowing. and every holiday season, your teeth have been yellowing. fact is if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over 10 years of stains, and whiten 25 times better than a le
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm CST
around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> alderman said the jackson told the beauty in last night that despite her problems she is working hard for the people for war. >> all i can do is stay focused on the work there were doing. that is how i feel my days. i know that there are other families out there that go through personal tribetrials and tribulations and they have to continue working just as mine does. that they say she was a no show for today's big budget vote. in fact she has missed several city council hearings in the past four months. according to city clerk reckitt she has the worst attendance records when it comes to city council members parishes worst record of all 50 alderman. they said her attendance as of late has to do with her husband's legal woes. her husband is under federal under investigation for misuse of campaign funds to redecorate their washington home and to buy a rolex watch for a female friend. the investigation says that ealdorman jackson has been pulled into parents of a per colleagues were asked about how the field about her missing the b
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. and every vote counts. in chicago, sean lewis wgn news. >> republican candidates met ryan and paul ryan are blitzing the battleground states on this final weekend before election day. romney was an iowa for an early-morning rally today. moving on to new hampshire he reminded supporters of what he has called obama is broken promises to the american people >> he was going to get unemployment down to 5.2 percent right now. we just learned it is up to 7.9% >> he then moved on to colorado. his running mate paul ryan wasn't pennsylvania introducing his family to supporters. then he was off to virginia >> meanwhile president obama is pushing his campaign through the midwest with stops in milwaukee in ohio. the president disputed romney's charges of partisanship and divisiveness >> when we cut taxes for middle- class families, that was bipartisan. there are some republicans in the senate who voted with us >> moving on to mentor, ohio -- mr. obama touted his administration's bailout of the auto industry. ohio relies heavily on the auto industry -- and republican romney has criticized the go
Nov 16, 2012 9:00pm CST
is corruption at its best >> at the criminal courts building wgn news. >> drew peterson asked a judge to throw out his conviction for the murder of his third wife kathleen savio. the appeal sites ineffective legal counsel at his trial and one of his lawyers was accused of incompetence and could be called to testify in the trial his date was originally set for january 10th but the judge postponed it given both sides time to file new motions. the cia director set to testify in front of the house intelligence committee today about the attack that killed four americans in benghazi. the hearings were closed doors so all's we know is what we're hearing from lawmakers and the impact of his testimony depends on who you ask congressman gutierrez who was on the inside said that what detritus said today was pretty consistent with what he told congress in the days following the attacks that claimed four american lives including ambassador chris stevens. >> it is clear that for some people the election is not over and they want to continue to mince words about what he said or did not say. >>
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm CST
couple of weeks from lake forest rich king wgn news. more good news from the peanut camp, he and his wife jackie were honored with the champions for children's award charles and jackie of course are expecting their fourth child on monday, he tweeted today that the baby is coming monday i will be playing sunday night against texas, i don't know how he knows that for sure. tomorrow night notre dame and lake forest have the spotlight all to themselves it's the only game of the entire weekend on friday night. chris james is running for almost 500 yds they will be ready for anything tomorrow night. following a strong season and we think that that has tested us well we had a great game and a good second round game we are really happy to be playing with quarters. it will be a great atmosphere out there tomorrow night, five more hours of negotiating and no settlement in the nhl lockout. it may continue throughout the weekend nobody is saying much about it but it seems they're making at least a bit of progress i would say they have at least three or four weeks. maybe they're getting a little bit c
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm CDT
understand this terror. it is our top story seen or round the country tonight on wgn america. good evening to the both of you the 40 year-old mother on suicide watch sitting in jail tonight with no bond there was no history of violence and no previous abreast police are trying to figure out what made her snapped naperville police calling it one of the worst most brutal scenes they have witnessed. she made both victims neil and begin prying, she began stabbing her son justin and told him he was going to happen tonight. prosecutors detail what tonight is hard to imagine for so many a mother inside this naperville home accused of stabbing and killing her seven year-old son and then turning to a five year-old girl she was babysitting and stabbing her at least 50 times those children begging for their lives as it was happening why she did police heard a long list of reasons from the 40 year-old she changed her story again and stated that she in fact had stabbed both victims because they were poisoned by society and to did not listen like they should have, in cleaning lady first said tha
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm CDT
around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's nancy loo is live in wheaton with our top story. >> the alleged killer provided numerous explanations including driving out the devil and getting back at her husband. the seven year-old victim was stabbed 100 times. the five girl was stabbed 50 times. both of them had their throats slashed. there were told they were about to go to heaven. >> she told them multiple stories about the deaths of the two children in her care on tuesday. there were too many inconsistencies. she shook her head a few times and she heard the accusations against her. both children on the extent to death tuesday night. at one point she told police that just an and the five year-old had evil inside of them and she needed to drive the devil out. according to prosecutors she had both children kneel down to pray. >> she began stabbing her son and told him that he was going to heaven. he pleaded for his life. she continued stabbing and until he was dead. she then turned her attention to the five year-old and began stabbing her with a knife multiple times. sh
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm EST
taken another step closer to emerging from bankruptcy the parent of wgn 46 tv and 22 other stations received the okay to transer its broadcast licenses to the new owners. tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008 and plans to transfer ownership to its main creditors. >>> sending a package with united parcel service will become more expensive come the new year. ups is increasing the rate for items sent by air by 4 1/2%. items sent overseas from the u.s. will rise the same amount and ground rates will rise by nearly 5%. that's the latest from fox business network, giving you the power to prosper and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. at e-trade, our free online tools and retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan d execute it with a wide range of low cost investments. get a great plan and low cost invtments at e-trade. liz: successful ceo is simply someone that gives them great advice to build what is already there. we have the mentor that helps top ce
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, whatever you think of that, "chicago tribune"/wgn poll last week shows tammy duckworth leading that person by ten points now and a ppp poll the same week showed a 14-point lead for duckworth, his challenger. and yet the conservative superpac freedom work is pouring another $1.7 million into the race and the pro-tea party now or never superpac is spending another $1 million. with me, the democratic candidate for the illinois' eighth district, tammy duckworth. colonel duckworth, it's an honor to have you on. thank you for your service to our country. why are they pounding your race with this dirty, angry money? >> they know they can buy him. they have a history of him voting exactly the way they want. we wondered why he was the only one to vote against the transportation bill, a bill that brings thousands of jobs into the district and $300 million specifically to our district until we realized that now or never it's funded by a group that is anti the transportation bill. that's why they're coming in. they want to buy this election. >> are they working with your opponent? >> well, you
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